We recently purchased this fun, colorful gold bracelet from the 1960’s that has quickly become a staff favorite. It is made of two rows of leaves set with rubies and cabochon turquoise stones, a combination that was typical of the time period.
This piece has an open feel to it because it is the articulation of smaller, intricate pieces. Each leaf is carved out individually, giving the piece a 3-dimensional, textural look and feel. Bright opaque stones were popular during this time period, and continued to be popular through the 1980’s. When paired with the texture of the bracelet, the colors add a nice touch, creating a dynamic overall effect.
Today, jewelry from the 1950’s-70’s is experiencing a surge in popularity, much like Retro jewelry did in the 1980’s. At a time when “statement” jewelry is en vogue, bold pieces like this one can fetch higher prices in the secondary market.